Cornwall Council website provides updates on the county’s 20 mph zone programs
CORNWALL Council has set up a webpage where all updates on the 20mph speed limit for safer cities and communities – dubbed “20’s much” – will be posted.
The initiative is part of the Council’s Living Streets initiative presented by Councilor Philip Desmonde, Cornwall Council Transport Portfolio Holder, to Saltash City Council late last year.
Phase 1 of the 20 mph zone wide application will take place in Camelford, Falmouth and Penryn. The board will review all existing speed limits at 30 mph, with the plan to become 20 mph.
The following local areas have speed limits of 30 mph and are part of Phase 1: Camelford, St Breward, St Teath, Delabole, Tintagel Forrabury and Minster, Warbstow, Tresmeer, St Juliot and Otterham.
The authority says, “We selected these community network areas for many reasons. This includes (but is not limited to):
• Deliverability on time;
• Build on existing or under 20 mph arrangement, fill in gaps;
• Mix of built-up areas, towns and rural villages, offering optimal surveillance possibilities;
• Synergy with other investments.
Under the heading “Other programs committed at 20 mph”, some projects in the South East Cornwall region are said to be “in progress”, including three in a community network area called “Cornwall Gateway”.
Progress in part of this Cornwall Gateway area, which in Botus Fleming Parish includes a 20 mph speed limit and traffic calming at Vollards Lane, Hatt and Saltash a 20 mph speed limit and a Traffic calming in Old Ferry Road and Tamar Street is said to be “programming”. However, in another part of Saltash – a 20 mph speed limit at Bakers Hill and Burraton Coombe – preliminary design work is reportedly currently underway.
Elsewhere, in the Liskeard and Looe area, a 20 mph speed limit around St Neot School is described as being under construction, while in the Tywardreath and Par area a 20 mph program for Tywardreath would be at the “preliminary design” stage. .
Also in the ‘preliminary design’ stage is a ‘part-time traffic calming counseling’ program around South Petherwin School on the outskirts of Launceston.
To learn more and keep up to date with progress, visit http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-parking-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/20mph-speed-limits